About this day
Join us for the ultimate science enrichment day for KS4 in autumn 2018! Five interactive and highly engaging sessions will inspire and challenge your students. There will be demonstrations and audience participation, and students will discover the wonder of science in our specially designed programme, delivered by the leading lights in the field. A session on examination success will equip students with the tools to succeed, and each student will receive our incredibly useful revision guide to take home. This is Science in Action!
Programme & speakers
ZAP! The story of electricity Marty Jopson, Science presenter
From the Ancient Greeks, through Faraday’s genius, Marty aims to put the awesome back into electricity. You may think we have electricity tamed, but are you sure? This session is chock full of huge sparks and a plucked chicken.
About Marty Jopson
Marty has a PhD in plant biology, is a science TV presenter, live show performer, writer, strange prop builder and all round Science Bloke.
Deep ocean lab Greg Foot, Science presenter and communicator
Join YouTuber & BBC Science Presenter Greg Foot for the story of his scientific adventure diving to 1000ft in the deep ocean in a high-tech submersible.
About Greg Foot
Greg Foot is a Science Journalist on BBC Radio 4 (’The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread?’), a successful Podcaster (’Surprisingly Brilliant’) & YouTuber (‘BBC Earth’, ‘Let’s Go Live’ etc) & live show presenter around the world.
The human guinea pig: Inside the NHS... and Tom! Tom Warrender, Medical Mavericks
Meet Tom the human guinea pig who has visited dozens of health professionals to discover the amazing careers you can get into with 5 GCSEs at levels 9-4! Oh… and he’ll perform some medical demos live on stage! Any volunteers….
About Tom Warrender
Tom Warrender is famous for putting himself through real full blown medical procedures in hospitals & schools to inspire the next generation of health professionals.
Super science! Sujata Kundu, University of Surrey
Suze will take you on a journey into the science that will have you wondering what is science fiction and what is rapidly becoming science fact as she uncovers the secret world of superhero science!
About Sujata Kundu
A nanochemist both literally and professionally, Suze’s research focuses on materials that can capture solar energy.
When galaxies collide! Megan Argo, University of Central Lancashire
Join astrophysicist Megan Argo for a look at the catastrophic consequences when galaxies get a little too close for comfort, and get a sneak preview of our own galaxy’s distant future…
About Megan Argo
Megan is a lecturer in astronomy at the University of Central Lancashire where she studies galaxies colliding throughout the universe using a radio telescope the size of planet Earth.